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Old 01-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #21
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I doubt and question everything. Even if you discover that the original source was in fact correct, you put the leg work in and created a deeper understanding yourself.

I do rely on those smarter than me (which is a lot of people) to help direct and springboard me in the right direction.

I feel we truly learn the most from those around us and should station ourselves around smarter, more interesting people.

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #22
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depends on:
Free time
bank account
level of difficulty
require permits/inspections
And add to the bottom: "how much I Give A Sh1t about the matter"

Tightening a bolt? Generally low on the GAS scale. Just torque it until it feels tight then over-torque it until I think I might have screwed up. Then forget about it.

Painting the inside of my house? Do I really need to study paint chemistry . . or can I just go with a good color and a brand that at least one person has said is decent? Because the GAS factor on that is practically zero.

Life is too short to be researching non-important things to death. Maybe if you're single you need stuff to fill your non-work waking hours. But once you have a family that free time is precious. I'm not going to sit around researching torque theory while my kid wants to play with me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:24 PM   #23
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I try to learn as much as I can and because of this, I have a very broad spectrum of knowledge. I do all of my own projects around the house, fix and customize my own cars, build my own computers, and configure my own electronics. The downside is that my friends take advantage of this constantly. They ask if I am familiar with something, and when I tell them I am, they ask if I can help them with it. I end up doing the whole thing most of the time and they have no interest in learning so they don't pay attention. I don't mind teaching someone who needs help and is willing to learn, but most of the lazy fvckers who ask for help couldn't be bothered learning.

I am definitely a skeptic, and rarely take something as fact until I have proved it to myself via research or whatever means necessary.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #24
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The downside is that my friends take advantage of this constantly. They ask if I am familiar with something, and when I tell them I am, they ask if I can help them with it. I end up doing the whole thing most of the time and they have no interest in learning so they don't pay attention. I don't mind teaching someone who needs help and is willing to learn, but most of the lazy fvckers who ask for help couldn't be bothered learning.
I know what you mean! Although my friends don't take advantage exactly...

It's really the perfect storm. I usually budget too little time for a given project, I'm too nice/generous with my friends as far as helping them out, and I'm not respectful enough of my own time.

But hey, long drawn out projects with friends strengthen friendships and are always exciting!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #25
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #26
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #27
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And add to the bottom: "how much I Give A Sh1t about the matter"

Tightening a bolt? Generally low on the GAS scale. Just torque it until it feels tight then over-torque it until I think I might have screwed up. Then forget about it.

Painting the inside of my house? Do I really need to study paint chemistry . . or can I just go with a good color and a brand that at least one person has said is decent? Because the GAS factor on that is practically zero.

Life is too short to be researching non-important things to death. Maybe if you're single you need stuff to fill your non-work waking hours. But once you have a family that free time is precious. I'm not going to sit around researching torque theory while my kid wants to play with me.
this made me laugh. I guess everyone has different priorities, and mine will change over time. Right now I'm in the learn everything to obsession stage.

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I try to learn as much as I can and because of this, I have a very broad spectrum of knowledge. I do all of my own projects around the house, fix and customize my own cars, build my own computers, and configure my own electronics. The downside is that my friends take advantage of this constantly. They ask if I am familiar with something, and when I tell them I am, they ask if I can help them with it. I end up doing the whole thing most of the time and they have no interest in learning so they don't pay attention. I don't mind teaching someone who needs help and is willing to learn, but most of the lazy fvckers who ask for help couldn't be bothered learning.

I am definitely a skeptic, and rarely take something as fact until I have proved it to myself via research or whatever means necessary.
I'll do favors for friends that are incapable of it or can't learn, but it's always best to try to teach them a little bit at least.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #29
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I've made a habit of consulting Google first before I do anything of importance. Heck I even googled the fastest way to walk through a crowd once. If I don't know something, I Google it. Then I take my skill level into consideration for that specific task. If I can manage it then ill attempt to do it. If its something beyond my capability then I leave it to the pros. Im always willing to learn something but I also know my limit.

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